When it comes to eating, I tend to stay in a certain calorie range. On my higher days, I eat in the 1,600-calorie range and on my lower days I eat 1,400 calories. I have always eaten around my training and day-to-day life. But eating clean doesn’t have to be BORING— I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again! I have found I can even have PASTA— yes, PASTA— on my lower calorie days!
It’s a miracle! No, really, it’s the Miracle Noodle, which I have implemented in my daily diet. This no-calorie noodle sounds too good to be true, right? Well, at first I was taken aback when I cut the bag open and it smelled weird. I thought, “Great, wasted my money…” Then I simply added a few spices and ingredients and it was like I was eating the real deal!
Here are some facts about Miracle noodles, according to their website www.miraclenoodle.com:
• Miracle noodles are made mainly of soluble fiber, which slows digestion and prolongs the sensation of fullness. Slowed digestion also allows more nutrients to be absorbed.
• A slower digestive process means the absorption of glucose is slowed, requiring a slower release of insulin from the pancreas. This aids in the normalization of blood glucose after eating a meal, so Miracle noodles may help type II diabetes.
• Replacing just one meal per day with Miracle Noodle can significantly increase your fiber intake while lowering your total calorie intake.
• Miracle noodles may even help lower cholesterol, since soluble fiber binds to bile acids that contain cholesterol, which is then excreted.
Intrigued, I thought I would give it a try. So I did and LOVED it! The kicker— the scale has not budged and I am actually leaning down and losing weight! I decided to share a recipe with you all so you can give this miracle a try! So instead of “Breakfast with Tiffany” today is “Dinner with Tiffany!”
It’s a MIRACLE Tomato Basil Pasta with Lemon Pepper Baked Tilapia
1 whole bag of Miracle fettuccine noodles
1/4 tsp sea salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1 tsp basil
1 tsp olive oil
½ tsp fresh ground garlic
¼ c no-sugar-added tomato basil marinara
Rinse noodles under running water for 1 minute. Make sure all water is drained during this process and after to make sure it’s all dry. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan and simmer for 5 minutes, and DONE— so easy and tasty! Oh did I mention the noodles are CALORIE FREE!!! (20 calories from the marinara sauce— which is optional. Noodles taste amazing with just spices as well!)
Fresh squeezed lemon
¼ tsp sea salt
Bake at 425 for 20 minutes
½ tbsp. olive oil
All of this was fewer than 300 calories! It’s such an amazing well-balanced meal. Eating clean is fun— if you make it fun. I always find little ways to trick myself by eating my foods in volume! I always have preferred to eat a huge meal under 300 calories versus 1,200-calorie fried greasy small meals.
Hope you enjoy this as much as I did!